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  1. Woodshop Dust Control
    I read an article yesterday about the hazards of invisible sawdust in a small shop, and it frightened my so badly that today I redid my dust capturing system by building a filtered vent to the outside of the shop. There is a collection barrel that catches most of the big sawdust and chips, but...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Just found this website and it looks like I might be spending a few hours here; OK a LOT of hours here. In the process of setting up a shop in my pole barn; so far I have a DJ 15 6" jointer, 2-12" planers, a mortiser, several routers,a few hand tools(chisels, planes,etc), one large and one...
  3. Starting Off
    Hi Folks, I am drowning in dust, especially the router and table saw. The dust sent 2 shop vacs to the repair shop. So I purchased a Harbor Freight 2 HP collector. I then ran some searches for setting the collection duct-work, and connecting to the dust creators. I came up with a lot of clever...
  4. Table-mounted Routing
    Hello everyone, I am in the design phase of building a multipurpose router table. I am stuck on whether to enclose the router compartment because of the dust factor or go with the open concept because I have read in some posts that if the enclosed is not designed properly it will cause routers...
  5. Show N' Tell
    I have had my Dust Deputy for a couple of years now and finally got around to building a cart for it. I was in Lowe's the other day and noticed that Shop Vac has a unit called Bucket Max (about $30) that snaps on a 5 gal. bucket. It hit me that this would work perfectly with with my Dust Deputy...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Tks to whoever it was who started this forum and to all of you who have posted so much great stuff. I'm retired on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia, and am a member of the Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild. My interests include Snooker and Sailing, but woodwork is my prime activity...
  7. Table-mounted Routing
    Hi guys, First time posting and I have a question/idea for dust collection under (inside) the router table. I am wandering if a 4" (100mm) PVC pipe with an opening near and behind the router could work? Please see attached photo. Thanks Steli
  8. General Routing
    How can I get a 20 amp dust collector with an induction motor to only use 15 amps? Also, how can I measure how much current I am using? I ordered a heavy-duty speed control from MCS Had 2 questions: Is there any reason this shouldn't be used with an induction motor (I know nothing about...
  9. Table-mounted Routing
    Hi: I'm new here today. In fact, I initially accidentally put this question up on the Introduction forum, so I decided to copy and paste it here. The question pertains directly to my router table, but it is more directly tied to issues of dust collection, and I recognize it's come out a bit...
  10. Table-mounted Routing
    Hi: I'm new here today. This question pertains directly to my router table, but it is more directly tied to issues of dust collection, and I recognize it's come out a bit long in writing, so you might consider paying more attention if you are knowledgeable in regard to both routers and dust...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I have a very small shop (11' x 20') In there I've got large bench (7' x 3') Jet contract's saw, radial arm, small jointer, roll around partially folding router table, table top drill press, and all the other assorted tools to do most anything else as long as it is only 1 thing at a time...
  12. Starting Off
    I am thinking of building a shop, and was looking for suggestions of how much room I need, the best layout, electricity, or any advice you might have on setting up a shop. I have alot of my tools listed on my profile to give you an idea of what I have. There is a PSI dust collection system...
  13. Table-mounted Routing
    I am very new to woodworking and i'm building a router table as my first project. my questions are: 1. should i enclose the front of the cabinet and what are the pros and cons if i do (all sides, back and bottom are enclosed already) 2. if enclosed will the dust harm the router 3. should i...
  14. New Member Introductions
    I am just in the process of changing my hobby into a job. I am starting a timber frame business. I need to set up a dust control system for my shop to meet my insurers requirement. I was looking at 1 to 3 HP units 650-2700CFM (ie Delta 50-760 or 50-763). These seem like fairly skookum...
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